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Associated Press , Published March 13 2013

North Dakota lawmakers propose autism database

BISMARCK — Several North Dakota lawmakers have proposed legislature that would have the state department of health establish and administer an autism spectrum disorder database.

KVLY-TV reports that the bill would include a record of all reported cases of autism spectrum disorder in the state, as well as other information deemed relevant and appropriate by the state department (http://bit.ly/Wb3qQB ).

Backers say the goal is to complete surveys of the disorder, enabling research and analysis, and provide services to individuals who need them.

The bill states that the reporting would have to be done by a doctoral-level professional with experience treating autism spectrum disorders.

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Information from: KVLY-TV, http://www.valleynewslive.tv


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